Legislative: François Ruffin re-elected in the Somme with more than 53% of the votes

Legislative: François Ruffin re-elected in the Somme with more than 53% of the votes
Legislative: François Ruffin re-elected in the Somme with more than 53% of the votes

It was one of the most scrutinised constituencies in this second round, in a territory where the National Rally achieved excellent scores in the European elections. With more than 40% of the votes, the far-right party had indeed come out on top in the 1e constituency of the Somme, relegating all left-wing parties to 25%.

However, François Ruffin had already created a small surprise at 1is round of these legislative elections, managing to obtain nearly 34% of the votes, well ahead of the Renaissance candidate, Albane Branlant, relegated to 22.68%. The outgoing deputy of the Somme will have finally succeeded in his bet by winning his constituency with nearly 52% of the votes, just ahead of the RN, thanks to a “republican front” in his favor.

The founder of the micro-party, Picardie Debout, wanted to be optimistic after the first round: “It’s about playing the game. We’re going to make up for these four points in the coming week.” Before continuing: “There are a good number of moderate centre-left voters who will say to themselves that it’s better to have a humanist face like the one I’ve been presenting for seven years now.” […] rather than the face of division and hatred that the National Rally presents.”

Break with LFI

In recent days, the former LFI MP had severely tackled Jean-Luc Mélenchon several times, acknowledging the break with the rebellious party, this Wednesday on RTL. “Yes, I left LFI,” announced François Ruffin, who was running in the second round under the banner “Diverse Left – NFP.”

For the one who had castigated the “stupidity” and “sectarianism” of the leadership of his party, following the internal “purges” which had seen the outgoing deputies, Alexis Corbière, Danielle Simmonnet and Raquel Garrido, not invested by La France Insoumise. In the same vein, François Ruffin had considered that Jean-Luc Mélenchon constituted an “obstacle to the victory of the New Popular Front”.

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